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About the United States Society on Dams

The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is dedicated to advancing the role of dam and levee systems and building the community of practice. USSD is the preeminent society in the U.S. for more than 1,300 civil engineering professionals and 400 private companies and government agencies involved with all aspects of dams and levees. USSD is also the U.S. national committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), reaching nearly 100 national groups around the world.

USSD Members are Involved With:

  • Dam and levee safety
  • Dam and levee engineering
  • Dam and levee operation & maintenance
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Construction and modernization
  • Environmental and social issues
  • Geology
  • Project finance and economics

USSD Members Represent:

  • Dam owners
  • Consulting firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Technology
  • Utilities
  • Contractors
  • Government agencies
  • Colleges and universities
  • International organizations

Dams and Levees

Dams deliver critical water retention and control services that support multiple critical infrastructure sectors and industries, as well as provide community benefits. These  include, but are not limited to:

• Hydroelectric power generation
• Municipal and industrial water supplies
• Agricultural irrigation
• Sediment and flood control
• River navigation for inland bulk shipping
• Industrial waste management
• Recreation

In the United States, dams and levees are responsible for:

  • Irrigating at least 10 percent of U.S. cropland
  • Protecting more than 43 percent of the U.S population from flooding
  • Generating about 60 percent of electricity in the Pacific Northwest
  • Many more benefits that support the country’s public and economic welfare.


There are more than 90,000 dams in the United States.
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The hydroelectric industry in the United States is valued at $15.1 billion in annual revenue.*
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Hydroelectricity accounts for 64.6 percent of the United States' renewable power.*

Opportunities Available in Print and Online

Dams & Levees: Bulletin of the United States Society on Dams

The official magazine of the USSD is published four times per year and is available in both print and online. The printed Bulletin is mailed to more than 1,600 USSD members with the digital version sent to almost 3,400 professionals within the dam and level industry. The Bulletin is publicly accessible to all who visit the USSD website.  

USSD Monthly eNewsletter

Delivered to more than 4,200 industry professionals every month, the USSD Monthly eNewsletter keeps members up-to-date on industry news and association updates.

Contact your Naylor Account Representative to learn more about how the USSD can help you reach your target audience!

**IBIS World Industry Report 22111 Hydroelectric Power in the U.S.